FIRE RAISING: Manhunt launched after fire set inside cathedral

The fire was extinguished by members of the public and no one was injured

Calmac ferry passing St Columba’s Cathedral on the esplanade in Oban.

By Bill Heaney

Police Scotland are hunting for a man who set a fire within a cathedral in Oban on Monday afternoon.

At around 5.15pm on September 25, a small blaze was lit within St Columba’s Cathedral on Corran Esplanade in Oban.

It was extinguished by members of the public who then contacted police.

No-one was injured as a result of the incident.

The suspect is described as between 30 and 35 years of age, around 5ft 10ins in height, bald and is missing a front tooth. 

At the time, he was wearing a dark coloured jacket and jeans.

Anyone with information that may assist with inquiries should contact 101 with incident number 3326 of September 25.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.

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